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Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis is an oft seen condition in the modern times. Read on to find out why Psoriasis is an ailment that is often caused by lifestyle changes bringing on the inflammation of the skin with red and itchy scales.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Psoriasis In Kerala

Causes Of Psoriasis

The exact cause of Psoriasis still eludes the science of medicine. Researchers of modern medicine believe that a glitch in the immune system of the body leads to Psoriasis. Ayurveda has advocated certain dietary & lifestyle errors as a major cause of skin diseases including Psoriasis.

 

 

 

 

 

Symptoms Of Psoriasis

  • Dry reddish inflamed skin patches
  • Itching at the skin lesions
  • Skin may fall off as scales
  • Finger & toe nails may pit and may fall off from nail bed.
  • Scales can even appear on the scalp
  • In a minor chunk of people affected with psoriasis, joint pain may also develop which is often diagnosed as Psoriatic Arthritis.

 

Known Triggers

There are certain trigger factors which causes psoriasis flares. The trigger factor of Psoriasis may vary from person to person but the following are the most common ones noted in our clinical practice

  • Stress & Tension
  • Extreme Climatic conditions – too much cold and heat
  • Incompatible food mixtures
  • Consumption of alcohol
  • Infections
  • Certain medications
  • Injury to skin

 

Ayurvedic Treatment For Psoriasis

Ayurveda advocates that to effectively treat a disease you have to find the causative plus triggering factors and resolve them. At The Health Village, ayurvedic psoriasis treatment starts with a personal consultation with the guest to understand the history of the ailment and its pathological character. Psoriasis Treatment protocols are fixed only after the doctor reaches a definite diagnosis.

Ayurveda advocates two basic categories of treatment protocols. Both of these aim at establishing the equilibrium of the body by balancing the tridoshas. The first one is called Samana Chikitsa where certain medications and external therapies are administered to pacify the vitiated doshas. This is the most utilized protocol for acute and small lesions of psoriasis.

The second protocol of Psoriasis is called Sodhana Chikitsa where detoxification treatments are administered to expel the toxins out of the body to bring back the balance of tridoshas. This is often referred as Panchashodhana. Literally it means Five Procedures. They are

  • Vamana ( Therapeutic emesis)
  • Virechana ( Therapeutic purgation)
  • Vasthy ( medicated enema)
  • Nasyam (Nasal instillation)
  • Rakthamoksha (blood letting)

Certain preparatory procedures and post procedures are necessary to properly administer these psoriasis treatments.

The doctor after a detailed consultation chooses any one of the above protocol based on the diagnosis and the pathology of Psoriasis. In severe and chronic cases Panchakarma might be required for Psoriasis treatment. Even then a person need not do all the five procedures mentioned above for Psoriasis. Your doctor will choose the most suitable one considering the nature of your ailment.

 

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